A Ride Worth Taking: Family Raises Big Money for Type 1 Diabetes

By Chris Hayre Ed and Shannon Gritzenbach have turned a life-changing diagnosis into a cycle for change. Since their 11-year-old daughter Anna was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2011, the family has used the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure event as a platform to help find a cure for the disease. Ed […]

State budget crisis clouds manufacturing education at community colleges

By Harvard Zhang The state’s financial¬†crisis is undermining community college efforts to equip Illinoisans, particularly from low-income families, with high-tech manufacturing skills at a time when manufacturing jobs are again on the rise after a decade-long decline. Manufacturing departments at some community colleges shortchanged by the budget-less state of Illinois have been tightening their belts […]